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Im a bit worried

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Mrfarmer, Aug 4, 2016.

  1. Mrfarmer

    Mrfarmer New Egg

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    Ok my chickens i have been told that they look a bit to big so like i said before so im worried my chickens are obese so i want to know how much is a chicken supposed to weigh when she has layed her first egg
     
  2. Yorkshire Coop

    Yorkshire Coop Moderator Staff Member

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    Hi :welcome

    Glad you could join us here! It really does depend on what breed your chickens are as to how much they weigh. I would suggest you research the breed of your chickens to get an average weight of them. If they are on a healthy well balanced diet I would not be too worried.

    Wishing you the very best of luck for the future and enjoy BYC :frow
     
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  3. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    Greetings from Kansas, Mrfarmer, and :welcome! Great to have you aboard! I agree with Yorkshire - tell us what kind of birds you have. To my experience, Cornish Cross are the only variety that will eat themselves into a stupor and get obese....most other breeds seem to regulate themselves pretty well around food. Best of luck. :)
     
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  4. CTKen

    CTKen Monkey business Premium Member

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    Hi and welcome to BYC - you have some great advice already so I'll just say hello!

    All the best
    CT
     
  5. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life Water Under the Bridge Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
     
  6. cukuriku

    cukuriku Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Welcome [​IMG] enjoy the community, and much luck with your flock!
     
  7. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    What breed do you have? Some breeds have a lot of feathers which makes them look bigger than they are.
     
  8. Mrfarmer

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    They are a hybrid type they look like this
     
  9. Mrfarmer

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  10. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    That is a hybrid that, depending on from what hatchery it was purchased, goes by a variety of names...red sex link, Red Star, Production Red, cherry egger. It is derived from cross between a Rhode Island Red and a New Hampshire. It doesn't look obese to me. Just looks like a healthy chicken. Hope this helps!
     

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